Author and Activist Puts GOP on the Hot Seat

One thing is for sure about Erick Erickson: He doesn’t hold back from speaking his mind. The editor of Red State and co-author of the new book Red State Uprising lambasted GOP Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell and John Boehner as “Republicans first and conservatives second.”

Said Erick, “When you are a Republican first, you are focused on getting back into power; same as being a Democrat first. Parties are about the acquisition of power to pursue a policy. If you are conservative first, you’re about principles and then you figure out a path to power in getting those principles implemented.”

What about November? Will the Republicans take back the House and the Senate? And, more importantly, has the GOP truly repented from its big government ways? Erick explains: